WHERE IS LOVE?

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As most of you know, I have always loved musical theatre.  Telling a story through music is much like the operas of old, but a dramatic telling of a favorite tale always seems to bring them to life for me.

In 1960, a British musical appeared for the first time on the West End, based upon the story of “Oliver Twist,” written by Charles Dickens.  I remember trying to muddle my way through the book before the musical came out.  I struggled with mainly with the language of the book.  Lionel Bart wrote the music and lyrics for “Oliver,” which continued to enjoy a long run on Broadway and is performed today by many community theatres and local high schools.

The story is one we’ve grown accustomed to in musical theatre.  The hero has fallen on hard times.  His life never seems to get better until someone rescues him and loves him beyond measure.  What starts as a tragedy almost always has a happy ending.  In this musical there is a beautiful ballad, sung by Oliver in hopes of finding parental love.

Where is love?
Does it fall from skies above?
Is it underneath the willow tree
That I’ve been dreaming of?
Where is she?
Must I close my eyes to see?
Will I ever know the sweet “hello”
That’s only meant for me?
Who can say where she may hide?
Must I travel far and wide?
‘Til I am beside the someone who
I can mean something to …
Where…?
Where is love?

Who can say where…she may hide?
Must I travel…far and wide?
‘Til I am beside…the someone who
I can mean…something to…
Where?  Where is love?

We’re all born with an innate desire to be loved, whether it be the love of a parent, one you will share with someone else and eventually grow old with.  Over time the desire for love has become jaded and corrupted.  In some cases, people go through life never experiencing the joy of loving someone or being loved.

Jesus spoke of the perfect love of God.  He made mention of that love several times in His ministry.  He told us to love each other as we would want to be loved.  He told us to have a servant attitude – giving rather than demanding.  He told us that the greatest love comes from God, the Father, because He is love.

Where is love?

Have we lost track of it?

Has it been replaced with hate?

As we look at the events occurring in our country today and during the past half a century, it may seem that love is dead – that love has been forgotten – that God is dead.

I refuse to believe that.

I believe that God is love and He is as alive today as He was in the beginning.  I also believe that there are many others who believe this way.  Before we start blaming others, before we condemn social issues or political views, we need to look inward.  The love of God was placed into every human life at his birth.  It’s our job to keep it alive.

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to WHERE IS LOVE?

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:

    The church at Ephesus keeps coming to my mind today. Busy, good doctrine, quick to confront false teachers…but having lost their first love. Jesus said repent and return to it…or He might remove their candlestick. How’s our light burning? Thanks for this Kathy.

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  2. Amen Kathy! Well said.

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  3. This is beautiful. Very profound and very true.

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